Welcome to YoungCrohns: Adventures with a Chronic Illness.
I’m Louise; a passionate advocate and patient of IBD as well as loving coffee, a good face mask and Mac & cheese.
I love sharing my tales and stories of living life with Crohn’s disease and a permeant ileostomy.
This section is dedicated to my own articles on aspects of IBD such as medications and deficiencies, as well as particular parts of ostomy life too.
Part of the week of daily blogs for #crohnsandcolitisawarenessweek "I'm thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength" Somewhat of a cliche now, but it's a cliche because it's true. I was diagnosed at 23 when I knew nothing about anything. Sure, I had graduated university, lived away from home, lived in a foreign country; but I knew nothing about who I was or what I wanted from my life. Do not get me wrong, I did not want a chronic illness but sometimes, life has a funny way of chucking things at you. It likes to test you. I began thinking that my diagnosis was a test, something I had to beat in order to win. But as the years went on, I learnt more about not winning and more about what would come out of a struggle than anything else. I learnt how to do things I never ever dreamed of. I learnt that the more I got kicked down, the better the come back would be. I learnt that sometimes admitting you are struggling is … [Read More...] about Crohns & Colitis Awareness Week – December 7th: Not All Superheroes Wear Capes